Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Smalls Report for August

The end of August already - this year is just flying by! The last Friday of the month is reporting day for the Smalls SAL hosted by Mary at Mary's Thread.

This month I have stitched three angels that will be made up into Christmas ornaments. I had meant to have them finished up for this report, but that just hasn't happened. Next week, perhaps.  The first two ornaments were inspired by DMC angel charts, and the third ornament's angel just grew as I stitched.

A friend recently asked me to stitch Christmas ornaments for her two new puppies, so although I had finished my 2019 stitching list, I still have something to stitch.  I've stitched one, one more to go.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for August

The 15th of each month is the reporting day for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. I didn't do GG reports for June and July, because I was travelling round the country (Australia) in a caravan, and didn't get to do any stitching. I did take some kitted little projects with me, but I just didn't get around to stitching. Most unusual for me! I did, however, read over 20 books - I got into the habit of buying books in one town (from a charity shop usually), then dropping them off at a charity shop in the next town. It worked well for me!

As soon as we got home I picked up a project and got back on the stitching groove. Pretty much all of my stitching usually qualifies for the GG report, since my projects are typically gifted to family or friends.

I stitched these six bead decorated Christmas tree ornaments to add to my gift basket for Christmas visitors. These are smaller than the ornaments I usually make. The smallest one is almost 4 cm ( about 1.75") long, and the tallest one is 7.5 cm  (3") long.

 And all together:

I also stitched a name sampler for a great-niece, for a Christmas gift. It matches the name sampler I stitched for her big brother before we went on our trip. Claire Crompton is the designer of the dinosaur alphabet. I changed the dinosaurs around and also changed floss colours for some of the letters.

Sarah turns 2 in August, and I made her a crochet poncho and cap for her birthday.

I spent a few hours in my craft room, and sorted through the huge pile of Christmas baubles I have accrued over the year. All were discarded by other people, and many were missing their hangers. So, I made a Christmas wreath which I will gift to a friend, who needs a little Christmas bling in her life. It's quite large - the base cane wreath has a 60 cm (24") diameter. Miss Angela was quite taken with the wreath, so I let her pose for the camera next to it.

I've nearly finished my 2019 stitching list. I'm waiting for the birth of my niece's baby in September so I can stitch baby's name on the 3 Christmas ornaments I have stitched for baby, parents  and grandparents. My 2019 stitching list will then be finished. Unless I can think up another project. Or maybe I will bring Christmas Dreams down to my stitching chair. It's 18 months since I last stitched on it, so it's about time it saw the light again.